Department of German and Russian Studies

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Established in August 2006, the Department of German and Russian Studies is the youngest department in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Our faculty consists of five full-time roster faculty and several adjunct instructors of German and Russian. Both programs offer a full range of extra-curricular activities in which students and faculty participate. We encourage you to explore the reasons for studying these languages, and please talk with us about the numerous opportunities we offer.

Department Spotlight

Spotlight PortraitStephen Della Lana
Coordinator, Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany
Read this article on Professor Della Lana's successful summer internship program.

Department Highlights

Dr. Irina ErmanDr. Irina Erman
Director of Russian Studies Program
Read this interview with Dr. Erman

Department News

Dr. Irina Erman co-organizes and presents at virtual and free “Funny Dostoevsky” conference on May 13th and 14th
Posted on 13 May 2021 | 3:15 pm
Feeling like you need a good, meaningful laugh at the end of the most taxing academic year ever? If so, you’re in luck: on May 13th and 14th, CofC’s Russian Studies Program Director Dr. Irina Erman is co-organizing and co-hosting an academic conference on “Funny Dostoevsky,” held virtually at Dartmouth University. You can register for […]
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Dr. Cara Tovey presents on Teaching Digital Literacy with a Video Essay Assignment
Posted on 10 May 2021 | 1:15 pm
This Wednesday at 12:45pm, Visiting Assistant Professor of German Dr. Cara Tovey will present at CofC’s annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference on “Teaching Digital Literacy with a Video Essay Assignment.” For a sample of what she will be discussing, check out the below PodCast interview: https://blogs.cofc.edu/michael-s-overholt/2021/05/04/episode-19-leading-a-video-essay-assignment-with-dr-cara-tovey/
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Russian Studies Minor Kelly Lifchez ’21 receives Critical Languages Scholarship
Posted on 8 May 2021 | 10:20 am
Congratulations to Graduating Russian Studies Minor and International Studies and Economics  double major Kelly Lifchez ’21, who has received a prestigious Critical Languages Scholarship to study  advanced Russian remotely this summer! An Honors College Student and International Scholars Program participant, Kelly studied abroad at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in […]
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